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Personal Injury Solicitors & Personal Injury Claims


Our Personal Injury Solicitors are experts at obtaining financial compensation and care-packages required by the injured and the innocent when accidents happen.

We all hope it won’t happen to us, but our lawyers should be contacted immediately if you or a family member sustain an injury. If you have suffered because of an accident that was not your fault, or suffering from an industrial disease, it’s vital to talk to a Personal Injury Claim expert about your options.

Alternatively, if your spouse, partner or dependent has been injured or died as a result of an injury, you may be entitled to compensation. It’s an incredibly difficult time and while a legal claim might not be at the top of your priority list, we can support you through the process to see you are justly and fully compensated.

The Personal Injury Solicitors at Lanyon Bowdler is regarded as one of the highest performing Injury Claim teams in the Midlands, but more importantly, it’s made up of legal professionals with compassion and integrity. Our award-winning Injury Solicitors (headed by partner - Dawn Humphries) are approachable, friendly and devoted to using their expertise to ensure the best chances of recovery for injured people and in securing the highest possible injury compensation claims settlements.

We know the areas of loss suffered by victims may not always be spotted by less specialised lawyers, and we work with medical experts, as well as barristers, who are leaders in their field. We can offer support for No Win No Fee personal injury claims, whether you have suffered a minor injury or illness, or are claiming for life-changing accidents.

With membership of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, Headway - the brain injury association’s Personal Injury Solicitors List, and the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers Corporate Accreditation, we offer highly specialised and experienced teams.

Our team is also included on the Spinal Injuries Association’s (SIA) approved list of personal injury solicitors.

What are Personal Injury Claims?

Personal Injury Claims are the legal process through which those injured in an accident can claim compensation. This includes a variety of circumstances, and you could be eligible for compensation for any accident that caused you an injury, and was caused by the negligence of a third party.

Negligence is an action, or lack thereof, that one could reasonably foresee would result in an injury. This constitutes a breach of the duty of care which is owed to you at work, in public places, and in many other circumstances.

It can be complicated to prove the negligence of a third party caused your injury. Our expert Personal Injury Solicitors have years of experience supporting claimants through the Personal Injury Claim process, and can help you gather the evidence you need to have a strong case against someone who caused you harm. Contact Lanyon Bowdler today to find out what your next steps are.

When should I start a Personal Injury Compensation Claim?

If you have suffered a personal injury, your first priority will always be to focus on your health, and recovering to the fullest. Starting a claim may not be the first thought on your mind. However, you may wish to pursue compensation for a personal injury at a later date, and might wonder whether your case is still valid some time after the accident.

The general rule for Personal Injury Claims in the UK is that they are valid for up to 3 years from the date of the accident. This is the time claimants have to formally begin their claim, and receiving advice before this deadline is not enough.

There are, however, a number of circumstances that may affect this time limit.

Firstly, if the extent of your injuries was not fully evident at the time of the accident, but is only diagnosed at a later date, you may bring a claim for personal injury up to 3 years from the date of knowledge rather than the date of the accident.

In cases in which a child injury claim is brought forward, the limit only applies to the child once they reach the age of 18 - meaning they may bring their injury claim, with a litigation friend, up to their 21st birthday.

Those who lack mental capacity under the Mental Health Act 1983 will only be subject to the time limit from the day their mental incapacity is removed.

If the claim is made in regards to an injury resulting in a fatality, then the 3-year time limit will begin on the date of the death, and not the date of the original accident.

Injuries sustained in a criminal incident must be claimed for within 2 years of the incident. This also applies to child injuries, which are under the same limit of 2 years, regardless of the age of the child. Injuries sustained on an aeroplane or ship are also usually subject to the shorter 2-year time limit for personal injury compensation.

It should be noted that these time limits could be subject to changes, and the court may amend or extend your time limit depending on the circumstances of your accident or injury.

What types of Personal Injury Claims can we help with?

We have experience in handling a wide range of claims such as:


Listen here to Dawn Humphries from the Personal Injury team, chatting about the challenges faced by people and their families when dealing with brain injuries.

In this episode Dawn Humphries & Alex Spanner from the Personal Injury team are chatting with local legend Mickey Bushell MBE. Mickey is an Paralympic gold medallist and qualified personal trainer, who works with disabled people to help improve their physical and mental well-being.


The Personal Injury Team is recognised in Tier Two for the West Midlands in the 2023 edition of The Legal 500, which states 'It has a wealth of experience in handling a wide range of claims

Chambers UK 2023 rank the department in Band One and state 'The firm is particularly experienced in acting for clients with spinal and cerebral injuries. Also skilled in handling military cases, and works alongside clinical negligence and Court of Protection teams to fully support clients.'


”Lanyon Bowdler Solicitors are very knowledgeable in all areas of the claim and always have a ready answer.”

“Excellent knowledge and skill shown in dealing with personal injury claims.”

“They have given us exception support.”

Notable practitioner - Dawn Humphries handles a wide range of orthopaedic and spinal injury claims. She is active on an array of personal injury cases, including those relating to workplace accidents and RTAs.

"She has an excellent grasp of the complexities of brain injury and the impact it has on both her clients and their families."

"Dawn Humphries has a great deal of empathy and she really tries to understand what we are going through."

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Great Service. Lanyon Bowdler and Phillip Roberts were excellent from the outset. Straightforward and easy process. I just sat back and waited.

- Paul, via Review Solicitors

Impressed with the constant updates and that I was always kept informed.

- Mr Paul Curtis, Telford

Always kept me informed as to progress, additionally explained in simple terms what was going to happen and when.

- Mrs C Mitchell, Ludlow

No hidden costs, clear advice within a comfortable setting. No stress for me and all staff were very polite and helpful.

- Mrs J M Stephens, Leominster

Impressed with the personal touch, advice and communication.

- Mrs Sharon English, Whitchurch

Good communication once the ball was rolling. It appeared that LB wanted to fight my case, not just because it was their job. Showed interest in my personal life and family. Very happy with the service.

- Mrs Kayleigh Griffiths, Telford

Very professional but also very relatable and approachable.

- Mrs Lynda Hylton, Hereford

Always clear, professional and helpful.

- Mrs S Horrobin, Wolverhampton

Case Studies

Successful Claim for Family after Father Dies in Road Traffic Accident

SW aged 32 years died in a road traffic accident. Liability was admitted foll...

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Compensation Claim for Jet Ski Collision

The claimant was riding a jet ski when she was struck by another jet ski and ...

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Liability Admitted after Serious Head Injury

Lanyon Bowdler appears on the Headway solicitors approved list and is an...

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Severe Brain Damage after Being Deliberately Thrown from Moving Car

The claimant aged 40, was left severely brain damaged and requiring 24 hour d...

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Ambulance Involved in Head-on Collision

Lanyon Bowdler was instructed by the claimant who was involved in a road traf...

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Falling Machinery Causes Accident at Work

Lanyon Bowdler was instructed to act by the claimant who was involved in an a...

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Vehicle Hit by Detached Trailer

The claimant was involved in a road traffic accident. The defendant was ...

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Motorcyclist in Road Traffic Accident Seeks Help with Claim

The claimant, who was a motorcyclist at the time of the accident, was involve...

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What is Personal Injury?

Personal Injury is a term used to define an injury sustained by an individual’s body or mind. This is opposed to damages to property. It is commonly used in legal cases in which a tort lawsuit is brought from a claimant against another person or entity considered responsible for an injury, whether through negligence or misconduct.

The regulations regarding personal injuries, and the relative compensation claims, are a complex area of the law, as it can be difficult to prove the negligence of a third party in some cases. Generally, if someone can be considered to reasonably owe you a duty of care, they will be liable to compensate you for your injuries.

Our Personal Injury Compensation Solicitors at Lanyon Bowdler have an incredible level of expertise, and can guide you through the most complex of cases. We will fight for you with our deep knowledge of the law, and excellent customer service.

How much compensation could I receive for my Personal Injury Claim?

Personal Injury Compensation amounts are calculated very carefully, considering not only your injuries, but also the wider repercussions of the accident on your quality of life, career, and personal life.

The amount of compensation you may receive is generally divided into 2 main categories:

General Damages

General damages in personal injury claims are awarded to compensate victims for the pain and suffering caused by an accident. These may include any compensation for long-term disability, disfigurement, and mental trauma.

The amounts can be complicated to calculate, which is why the UK legal system has devised a collection of guidelines called the Judicial College Guidelines. These represent a standard starting point for your solicitor to calculate an appropriate amount of compensation you may be entitled to based on your injuries.

Special Damages

Special damages are calculated based on actual financial losses you may have incurred because of the accident. This includes both out-of-pocket expenses, such as medical and travel costs, and projected loss of future income because of a reduced ability to work. If you are left with a disability following the accident, you may also be entitled to be compensated for any adaptation you had to make to your home or vehicle.

Contact Lanyon Bowdler's Personal Injury Solicitors

If you have been injured following an accident that was not your fault, or perhaps that was caused by the negligence of someone else, we can help you claim the compensation you deserve.

You can drop into our offices during working hours. No appointment is needed, just call in. Whilst we cannot guarantee you will see a legal advisor on the day, you will be able to speak with a member of the team who will record some key information so that a lawyer can discuss your matter further with you.

Most of our offices have disabled access and convenient parking. We can also arrange a home or hospital visit where clients have sustained serious injuries or where they affect your mobility, even if only temporarily.

Our Personal Injury Claims Solicitors are able to support claimants on a No Win No Fee basis, which means you won’t have any financial risks associated with your injury claim. If you are not successful in claiming compensation for your injuries, you won’t have to pay any legal fees.

We are a leading law firm with qualified and specialist Injury Solicitors. We can assist you through the entire process of making a claim and in helping with your recovery. We are recognised by the Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners as one of the country's leading personal & serious injury claims solicitors teams.

Whatever injury has befallen you, We are ready to help. You can count on Lanyon Bowdler to fight to secure you the maximum compensation you deserve and to ensure your physical and emotional well-being are completely prioritised and catered for.

Please contact a member of the team or complete our online enquiry form toward the top of this page on the right-hand side.

Lanyon Bowdler has specialist Personal Injury Solicitors in Shrewsbury, Bromyard, Hereford, Ludlow, Oswestry, Telford, and Conwy in North Wales. We regularly act for clients regarding Personal Injury Claims across Shropshire, Herefordshire, Mid and North Wales, Birmingham, and the Midlands. As a leading national law firm, we can represent you wherever you live in England or Wales.